The East of England LGA is running a series of free roundtable discussions in 2023 and 2024. These sessions are open to all councils in the East of England and their partner organisations. At the EELGA roundtable, you will hear from a guest speaker on each theme and have an opportunity to learn from, and share your own examples of, best practice, opportunities, and challenges.
Housing is an area of policy that has a multitude of impacts on a variety of other areas of policy. One area of impact that has become increasingly salient is the impact of housing on health and wellbeing. Poor quality housing has been in the news, and as defenders of place, local authorities have been clear that measures must be taken to discourage this kind of housing from the marketplace. Central government has also made its intentions clear in this space, with the ambition to see the number of poor-quality rented homes halved.
This roundtable has been set up to discuss the challenges local authorities are facing with regards to tackling poor-quality rented homes in their area. However, it also a chance for local authorities to share the good work being done in their area to boost the health and wellbeing of their residents, and better police the rental market for poor-quality rented homes.
Agenda to follow shortly.
Who should attend: Councillors, leaders, chief executives, officers at all levels and other partner organisations in the East of England region.
Please note: if this session is oversubscribed places will be limited to 2 – 3 people per authority.
If you have any queries please contact Matt Stewart, Policy and Programmes Manager, East of England LGA, email; [email protected]
EELGA Roundtable Discussion: Housing and its impacts on Health Inequality
8 February 2024 (14:00 - 15:30)